Because of all the Luke Fickell/Ohio State coverage from Monday, we'll split the links into two categories.
LUKE FICKELL/OHIO STATE
The Columbus Dispatch's Rob Oller: "Fickell is wrestling room tough. Tressel was demanding in his own way. But Fickell should take it up a notch. He spoke yesterday of an 'all-in' mentality and of his personal steel. He vowed to 'attack every storm.'"
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises: "Fickell's toughness was lauded frequently Monday, with the tale of the time he played the entire 1997 Rose Bowl with a torn pectoral muscle he'd suffered in practice, repeated often. Ohio State needs that toughness more than ever -- on the sidelines, in the meeting rooms and in the parking lot while checking out license plates."
The Columbus Dispatch's Ken Gordon: "Where Jim Tressel was always unflappable -- "never let them see you sweat" was his mentality -- his successor was visibly nervous, much less mechanical in his speech and more intense yesterday in his first news conference since taking over for Tressel on May 30."
Columbus attorney Christopher Cicero is being investigated for misconduct after tipping off Tressel last April.
Ohio State running back Dan "Boom" Herron speaks about the situation in Columbus, Ed Puskas writes in the Tribune Chronicle.
OTHER BIG TEN LINKS
Quarterback Cody Green's departure puts more pressure on Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, Steven M. Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star. According to a breakdown of MLB draft picks, Bubba Starling has only a 50-50 chance to make it big in the big leagues, Dirk Chatelain writes in the Omaha World-Herald.
All of Penn State's quarterbacks have returned to campus, but Rob Bolden should once again claim the starting role, statecollege.com's Mike Poorman writes. More Skype fun with JoePa (that's a big screen!).
Colleague Bruce Feldman checks in with Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald (Insider).
Plenty of Iowa/Big Ten talk on the latest "On Iowa" podcast with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman.
Kicker Carson Wiggs and his strong leg will be an asset for Purdue this fall, Jeff Burglund writes in The Exponent.
Michigan's new look for its first home night game isn't a bad idea, Pat Caputo writes in The Morning Sun.